USC Trojan Soccer Academy Elite ID Camp for female players grades 8-12. The Trojan ID Camp is designed to give each camper an inside look into what it means to be a collegiate soccer player. Campers will be put through training sessions that will mirror those sessions that the USC soccer staff runs for their current team. Each session will test the campers physically as well as expand their tactical knowledge. The sessions will be run by the USC staff and will be assisted by the current USC women’s soccer players. Training sessions will conclude with match play. There will be goalkeeper specific training sessions.
Goalkeepers will train separately for the first half of each training session and will then join the field players for match play.
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McAlpine, the 2013 Pac-12 and NSCAA Pacific Region Coach of the Year, was named the new head coach of the USC women’s soccer team on Dec. 16, 2013. McAlpine came to Troy after serving the past two seasons (2012-13) as head coach at Washington State, where he guided the Cougars to back-to-back NCAA Tournament appearances and a program-best second place finish in the Pac-12 in 2013.
Active in Olympic Development Program for many years, McAlpine is currently on the Region IV staff with the ’99 age group. He also worked in Region III as head coach for the U-13 group and was on the U-14 staff in the summer of 2010. McAlpine holds a National “A” Coaching License from the United States Soccer Federation and a National Goalkeeping License. He was actively involved as a coach with the Alabama Youth Soccer Association Olympic Development Program and several club teams. In the summer of 2004, he was selected as a staff coach for the USYSA Region III squad.
During the lunch break campers will be able to engage in Q&As regarding what it is like to be a collegiate athlete, college recruiting process, and academics.